How to format your references using the Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical (RSBMT). For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
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Fahnestock M. Geophysics. Glacial flow goes seismic. Science 2003;302(5645):578–9.
A journal article with 2 authors
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Dietl GP, Vermeij GJ. Comment on “Statistical independence of escalatory ecological trends in Phanerozoic marine invertebrates.” Science 2006;314(5801):925; author reply 925.
A journal article with 3 authors
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Khan P, Jain H, Adarsh KV. Role of Ge:As ratio in controlling the light-induced response of a-Ge(x)As(35-x)Se65 thin films. Sci Rep 2014;4:4029.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
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Dixon TH, Amelung F, Ferretti A, Novali F, Rocca F, Dokka R, et al. Space geodesy: subsidence and flooding in New Orleans. Nature 2006;441(7093):587–8.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
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Golding P. Next Generation Wireless Applications. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2005.
An edited book
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Calvetti D. Introduction to Bayesian Scientific Computing: Ten Lectures on Subjective Computing. vol. 2. New York, NY: Springer; 2007.
A chapter in an edited book
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Bachwerk M, Vogel C. Establishing Linguistic Conventions in Task-Oriented Primeval Dialogue. In: Esposito A, Vinciarelli A, Vicsi K, Pelachaud C, Nijholt A, editors. Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication and Enactment. The Processing Issues: COST 2102 International Conference, Budapest, Hungary, September 7-10, 2010, Revised Selected Papers. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2011. p. 48–55.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical.

Blog post
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Carpineti A. The Strongest Evidence That Black Holes Are Not Completely Black. IFLScience. 2016.

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
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Government Accountability Office. Problems Resulting From Management Practices in Recruiting, Training, and Using Non-High-School Graduates and Category IV Personnel. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 1976.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
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Taylor TE. Characterizing EGFRvIII-independent glioblastoma maintenance. Doctoral dissertation, La Jolla, CA, University of California San Diego, 2016.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
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Vecsey G. U.S. Should Know There’s No Sulking in Soccer. New York Times 2010:B15.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in parentheses:

This sentence cites one reference (1).
This sentence cites two references (1) (2).
This sentence cites four references (1) (2) (3) (4).

About the journal

Full journal titleRevista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
AbbreviationRev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.
ISSN (print)0037-8682
ISSN (online)1678-9849
ScopeParasitology
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology (medical)

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